Some lasts

14 May

With only five weeks of school left, my mind has begun looking for lasts. In addition to this being the end of another school year, this is my last year as our union secretary, a post I’ve held for the last three years. There are some aspects of the job I won’t miss, especially late Monday nights. But there are several I will.

Last weekend we had the last union board retreat. Every year we spend a weekend in Hood River, a lovely little town along the Columbia River. It’s work, but there is always a little play time. This year, during the scavenger hunt, our mission was to find somethingĀ  Red for Ed. What my team found in the Goodwill had us laughing.

Yesterday, I said farewell to one of my favorite jobs: reading the letters from graduating students who applied for the scholarships we offer. The scholarships were established in the name of a man who was a great volunteer, so students are asked to write about their volunteer experiences. The team meets at a coffee shop and it makes for a really lovely couple of hours.

There are still lots of thing on my “last ____ of the year list”, but I am a little sad that these two won’t be on next year’s list.

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7 Responses to “Some lasts”

  1. danrfitch May 14, 2019 at 8:13 am #

    I love how the lasts you will miss were about connections and giving back. This is what I love about the Slice of Life- we are able to connect in some way although we can’t be face to face. I am a union representative too- I can’t imagine us on a retreat!

  2. Lisa Keeler May 14, 2019 at 12:04 pm #

    You and I chose the same topic for our slices today. We have just two weeks of classes left. Happy for you that you will get some time back once your union position ends, but it also sounds like you will miss it.

  3. Stacey Shubitz May 14, 2019 at 12:23 pm #

    Reading those letters sounds incredible. That does sound like something that will be missed.

  4. Lisa Corbett May 14, 2019 at 6:32 pm #

    Those sound like two enjoyable jobs. I stepped off the union executive committee after three years, and have enjoyed having my time back this year (of course I filled it with other things!)

    • Adrienne May 14, 2019 at 8:39 pm #

      That’s my plan, too!

  5. arjeha May 14, 2019 at 6:37 pm #

    Lasts can be bittersweet. Seeing something end is always sad but then there it the unknown possibility of what the future may hold and that is exciting. As you transition I look forward to reading what new endeavors you take on because I am sure there will be some.

  6. Brian Rozinsky May 14, 2019 at 7:16 pm #

    Goodwill hunting for Red for Ed items sounds like a slice of its own, potentially…

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